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Here we have an Apple Lisa keyboard alongside one of the company's current offerings. There's something about those old, massive keyboards that still feels great. The massive key travel distance, the satisfying snap of a keystroke, and the fact that you could probably live through a zombie attack...

August 28th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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A tragic end for one particular Apple Lisa. Not a very fitting end for a computer that once cost US$10,000. [Photo credit: Daniel Rehn]

August 8th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Sitting in the shadow of the revolutionary Apple Macintosh is the Mac's lesser known sibling, the Lisa. The Pete Best of the Apple world, Lisa was released in 1983 and discontinued three years later, left behind in the dust of the Macintosh's overwhelming popularity. Its major failing was the i...

April 22nd 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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A happy belated birthday to the Apple Lisa and the Apple IIe! As of January 19th they both turned 30 years old. The two computers pretty much launched Apple and chances are that, without either, none of us would be using our MacBook Airs, iPads or iPhones today. As someone who is barely older t...

January 21st 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The Ubuntu variant famed for delivering a minty fresh taste to Linux has officially arrived at version 12. Code-named "Lisa," the distribution introduces a new desktop that's based on GNOME 3.2, yet offers extensive user customization courtesy of Mint Gnome Shell Extensions (MGSE). Open source fa...

November 29th 2011 at 8:38am 0 Comments
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Welcome to One Shots bug week! Our readers are sharing their favorite bugs, glitches, and bloopers in game this week, and we're kicking off with a World of Warcraft bug from Lisa: I have so many screenshots of funny bugs in World of Warcraft that it was difficult to pick just one. I think this...

May 2nd 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

I missed the earliest Apples, having bought a NEC PC-8001 in 1981 and then a Convergent Technologies/Burroughs B20 in 1985. Both were clients of my ad agency; neither were bad machines, with color monitors and some graphics capabilities. The B20 drove a Qume daisywheel printer at about 20 characters...

February 9th 2010 at 5:23pm 0 Comments
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Of course, we didn't have Flash, or web designers, or shiny browsers with big graphics, or the actual connections to load those graphics back in 1983 when Apple introduced the Lisa. But what if we did? That's the premise of this slick little photoshop by Dave Lawrence, imagining Apple's current hom...

July 21st 2009 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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Luxo Jr. gets Academy Award nominationEven though Steve Jobs is no longer with Apple, we're still interested in what he's doing. You'll remember that he bought a computer graphics company from director George Lucas last year (for a rumored $10 million), which he named "Pixar."We don't know how many...

April 1st 2009 at 10:42am 0 Comments

It was 40 years ago this week that Douglas Engelbart gave the first public demonstration of what would become the modern computer mouse, affectionately called "The mother of all demos." With that in mind, we've decided to take a look at the evolution of the Apple Mouse.The current version is the Mi...

December 10th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Alfred DiBlasi is at it again. A few months ago, he impressed us with the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh he found on ebay. What's impressive about that? It was still factory sealed. Never opened, never booted, never used. That's the kind of find that makes my beige, vintage heart flutter.This time...

September 4th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments